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MAGD department to host annual expo

MAGD department to host annual expo

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech

On Wednesday, May 9, from 4-8 p.m., UW-Whitewater will host its annual Media Arts and Game Development Expo stationed in the Hamilton Room. Casual gamers, A-V enthusiasts and hardcore 8-Bit fanatics alike will occupy the event to observe the new installments and innovations being carried out by their peer...

Video game used for STEM workshop education

Video game used for STEM workshop education

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

April 15, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

Children gathered last week at Irwin. L Young Memorial Library in Whitewater to build their very own virtual city. On Saturday, April 7, the library hosted its Super STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Saturday workshop. This week focused on civil engineering and city building in ...

Far Cry 5 gameplay disputes former critics

Far Cry 5 gameplay disputes former critics

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech

Before it received a 9/10 from GameSpot and 8.9/10 from ign.com, Far Cry 5 was muddled in controversy because of its story. After its release however, that criticism may have been misguided. Far Cry games are based on the premise of being stranded in an area and having to fight your way out against ...

Students pull all-nighter coding

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Biz & Tech

Students pulled an all-nighter Saturday creating video games and computer programs in the spirit of competition for the 2017 Hackathon. Eight teams of students checked in to Hyland Hall for an entire night of coding from 8 p.m. Nov. 11 until 8 a.m. Nov. 12. The Hackathon was an overnight coding co...

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is incredible

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is incredible

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

Another year, another Call of Duty—only this time with Jon Snow as the lead villain. Kit Harrington, who plays the Game of Thrones hero, is featured as Admiral Salen Kotch, leader of the evil-doing human colony on Mars. But the lead villain only appears a few times during the campaign, and his character...

Video game review – Forza Horizon 3

Video game review – Forza Horizon 3

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

Forza Horizon 3 is a must-own for fans of either the Forza Motorsport series or Need For Speed series. Forza Horizon 3 is a perfect blend of racing simulation and ridiculous stunts. There are multiple categories of objectives to compete, whether it’s racing or stunt-related. There are dozens of...

New Name, New Face, New Style

January 23, 2013


Filed under Arts & Rec

  Royal Purple Spotlight section gets new name:   “Imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively.” That is the definition of the arts. “Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working.” That is the definition of recreation. ...

Video game review: “Halo 4”

November 14, 2012


Filed under Arts & Rec

  In “Halo 4,” you play again as Master Chief, a super soldier drifting away on a destroyed spaceship after saving Earth. The game begins with him waking up nearly five years after the events of “Halo 3.” If you’re tired of stories involving the hero taking out the morally corrupt...

Hands-on exhibit gives viewers chance to play with art

April 4, 2012


Filed under Arts & Rec

An upcoming exhibit titled “Arthouse Gaming” features a form of art most people generally overlook: video game art. “Technology is becoming a forerunner of different types of media that students are responding to,” Roberta’s Gallery Supervisor Kim Adams said. “We thought that it would...

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